The golden sands, wild Atlantic swells and consistent crashing waves of Fistral Beach have gained it prominence over the years as the home of British surfing, whilst its high cliffs, rolling sand dunes, and dramatic headlands are recognised for their outstanding beauty.
Newquay is a playground for all and has been since the tourism boom in the 1930s. Whilst all the big UK surf competitions take place at Fistral, from Boardmasters Surf Championships to the Groms, the passing South West Coast Path attracts walkers year-round to bag some Cornish miles and enjoy some of the county’s most beautiful seascapes.
Overlooked by the imposing grandeur of the Headland Hotel, the beach is bookended by two headlands that funnel in powerful, hollow waves which regularly reach heights of between 6 and 8 feet. On shore there are plenty of opportunities to book surf lessons or hire gear and a complex of cafes, takeaways and shops is located on the beach. Or you can just lie on the beach and watch the action from afar!
Lifeguard cover on Fistral Beach from the Easter until the end of October. Lifeguard cover on South Fistral Beach from the 10th of July until the 5th of September (2022).
Sand chairs are available from Fistral Surf Hire Shop. Telephone: 01637850584
Sand chairs are provided by Cornwall Mobility in partnership with Disability Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
Fistral Beach Newquay Cornwall TR7 1HY
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